My husband worked his last day as a teacher in a primary school the day before my birthday. The kids had finished up their year at that very same school just a few days before that. They will not be returning when school resumes later this year... We are taking a gap year!
The days of flying and flopping on the beach are behind us it seems, at least when it comes to a honeymoon. New research from Westin Hotels found that with couples marrying later, they're often looking for something different from the holiday.
There's no getting around it: aeroplanes suck for the environment. And when the sun's out and you're dreaming of a city break someplace fancy, it's pretty tempting just to shrug your shoulders, accept you'll feel a tad guilty, and book a flight to somewhere in Europe. But, you can have the city break and keep a clear conscience.
This summer, I visited Europe with six friends. I'm typically reliant upon a wheelchair, but this trip was different. The places I wanted to see, the things I wanted to do, weren't necessarily going to be handicap accessible.
Brazil is prepared to put on the most spectacular Olympiad of all time. For the first time, South America will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, an event of historical importance for the continent. Rio de Janeiro will be the gateway to a nation that offers many tourist attractions in terms of natural beauty, sports, gastronomy and culture.
When Richella Heekin and her boyfriend Ben Marlowe turned up at Birmingham Airport for their dream holiday flight from the UK to Las Vegas, they were in for a bit of a shock. There was no flight listed.
With its breathtaking volcanic landscapes and perennial warm climes, Lanzarote is a popular destination for year-round sun seekers. Just 30 minutes from Arrefice airport, Princesa Yaiza is a bustling family friendly resort.
Before anyone goes off on me for "complaining" about travel, I'm not. I am simply saying that long-term travel is, for the most part, not glamorous. It's not all island-hopping and getting a tan. Constant travel can be busy, loud and exhausting, but we love it anyway.
Flights booked, sun cream bought and swimsuits on next-day-delivery order -- it's time to focus on the most important decision before heading to the airport: What books are you going to read on holiday this summer?
For our first two nights, we were booked into the 5* hotel La Sultana, which is based right in the centre of Marrakech and was only a short taxi ride from the airport. Our driver pulled up on a bustling road filled with people and fruit and veg stalls and we were directed down a quiet wide alley where at the bottom, we saw La Sultana.
I've always been a fan of classic films, film making in general has always been magical to me. And nowhere does it's history lie more deeply engrained than Hollywood. I remember watching the That's Entertainment series as a child and being completely entranced by the snapshot into the archives and insights into what happened behind the camera.
There is something magical about Ibiza. Basking in the middle of the Mediterranean sea the 'white isle' has long been a holiday destination for bohemians and forward thinkers. Sitting on ancient ley-lines which have long been associated with focusing mystical energy, both budding and longtime Yogi's flock to the island.
Growing up in Alberta (Western Canada), St Germain was already lifting weights by the time he hit that memorable eighth birthday. Back in the Dark Ages when I was an eight-year-old...well, a skipping rope, some hopscotch and hanging off the monkey bars were about the extent of my workouts.
A month after the referendum, the UK is still reeling from the result - quite apart from the political upheavals of the past few weeks, the value of the pound has plummeted against the Euro and dollar among other currencies. But if you don't want your holiday to cost significantly more than it would have done in June, here are six of the best value travel destinations to visit after Brexit
We encourage parents to think carefully before leaving their children at home - at any time. Leaving them unattended could put them at risk of accident or injury - how would they cope if something unexpected happened? It's also a good idea to ask them how they feel about being left alone and talk to them about what to do in an emergency so they feel confident and prepared.
Yesterday I returned from a five week vacation that saw me visit three countries and ten cities. During my travels I encountered both positive and negative experiences, and figured some of you planning your next trip may find the following travel report card beneficial.